Alana Crimeen is a Scientia PhD Scholar with the School of Built Environment studying determinants of health in urban airport regions. Her work in this area began as a master’s student researching the same topic in 2016, before assuming a position as a Research Officer with CHETRE from 2017 to 2018. She has worked across the locational disadvantage and decision support streams working with communities and stakeholders on research and training. Previously Alana was a hospital based Physiotherapist.
What sparked your interest in health equity?
Several experiences in my life have impressed on me that some communities achieve better health than others due to factors created outside of the health system. This originally prompted my transfer from clinical care into population health and now I’m excited to be able to work in a field where I can help communities better understand and develop their own solutions to health equity problems.